In the Journals

Molecular analysis may aid in tailoring treatment for certain patients with colorectal cancer

October 15, 2019
Patients with RAS and BRAF wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer appeared to have significantly worse survival outcomes after first-line…
CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Periprosthetic fractures present an increasing burden, several challenges

Orthopaedics Today Europe, October 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
As more patients each year undergo total joint replacement, an increasing number of patients develop periprosthetic fractures, especially femoral and…

Cequa for dry eye launched in US

October 15, 2019
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has announced the U.S. launch of Cequa for treatment of dry eye. The topical cyclosporine ophthalmic solution 0.09% is…

US sets STD record, unvaccinated adults stoke NY outbreak – top stories in infectious disease

October 15, 2019
The CDC’s announcement that 2018 marked the United States’ fifth straight record-breaking year for cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and…

E-cigarette flavor may affect asthma pathophysiology

October 15, 2019
The effect of electronic cigarettes without nicotine on allergic airway disease may depend on flavor, which suggests that some flavored e-cigarettes…
In the Journals

Sex disparities ‘pervasive’ in cancer clinical trial participation

October 15, 2019
Sex-based disparities remain pervasive in cancer clinical trial participation, according to results of a retrospective meta-analysis published in…

Reflections on early detection of AMD

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Joseph Hallak, OD, PhD, FAAO
In the last a few decades there has been a flurry of newer tests trying to build on some physiological properties of vision. The goal is to predict…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Patient with diabetes has reduced vision

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Megan Chee, OD; Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
A 63-year-old Native American female was referred to the electrodiagnostics clinic for an OCT, ERG and visual-evoked potential, if needed, due to the…
Perspective

MGD may be culprit in contact lens intolerance

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Shilpa Rose, OD
It is often assumed that contact lens intolerance is an unavoidable consequence of aging, and that patients will drop out of contact lens wear as…

Follow fitting guides, manage expectations with multifocal contacts

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Michael Cymbor, OD, FAAO
Presbyopia is on the rise as our world’s population matures. By next year, the worldwide prevalence is expected to be 1.37 billion (Fricke et…

Impression-based contact lenses expand treatment options for challenging cases

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Vishakha Thakrar, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Millions of people worldwide suffer from debilitating conditions that impair their vision and require them to wear specialty contact lenses…

Doctors, industry continue to improve contact lens products, delivery, patient care

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
A day rarely goes by without a development in the contact lens arena. Whether it is a new product, a different way to provide patients with lenses, a…

AAO plenary session to feature WHO vision report

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
A representative from the World Health Organization will share findings from the World Vision Report during the plenary session of the American…
Meeting News

Several factors associated with late digit replantation failure

October 15, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed leeching while in hospital and avulsion…
Feature

Wireless device that transmits OPAT data to doctors wins $10K prize at IDWeek

October 15, 2019
A group of biomedical engineers and medical students calling themselves HIVE developed an innovative solution to help patients and doctors optimize…
Blog

BLOG: Medical specialties in optometry – a vision of true OD-MD collaboration

October 15, 2019
Like every optometrist, we were educated to be generalists. Yet, by both residency training and career choice, our expertise has deepened in a narrow…
FDA News

FDA warns Torrent Pharmaceuticals over losartan manufacturing violations

October 15, 2019
The FDA announced it issued a warning letter to Torrent Pharmaceuticals over violations of good manufacturing practice regulations observed during an…
In the Journals

HIV/HCV vs. HCV monoinfection present similar liver cancer rates

October 15, 2019
In contrast to previous study results, hepatocellular carcinoma and decompensated cirrhosis rates were similar between patients coinfected with…
In the Journals

CVD deaths at home increased from 2003 to 2017

October 15, 2019
The most common place of death for patients with CVD was home, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of
In the Journals

Maternal HIV infection may impact flu vaccine response in infants

October 15, 2019
In a study conducted among nearly 500 influenza vaccine-naive mother-infant pairs in Malawi, researchers found that maternal HIV infection was…